Fundamental Education, Common Ground for All Peoples: Report of a Special Committee to the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, 1946

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CHAPTER II
NOTEWORTHY EXAMPLES

The Materials for This Chapter

On the 12th June, 1946, the Secretariat sent to fourteen persons known to be experts of international reputation in fundamental education a request for what was called a Survey Paper. With the request went a Memorandum explaining what the Secretariat had in mind, namely, the preparation of the present document--provided, of course, that the Preparatory Commission should later decide to approve the project. Each of the persons approached was invited to send in his contribution strictly in his individual capacity and in no sense as a representative of his Government.

Emphasizing the possible significance of what was asked, the Secretariat said in its letter, "We know that to compress a lifetime of experience and a mass of knowledge into a brief statement is an onerous and trying task. Our hope is, however, that you will agree with us regarding the value of the work we are attempting to do."

The Secretariat asked for full rights in the manuscript submitted. The Memorandum listed, as suggestions only, a series of questions which had been raised in consultations held up to the date of the request.

In addition to this request for articles, the Secretariat asked at the same time for briefer reports from a number of other experienced persons. It was quite impossible to obtain first-hand accounts of action in every part of the world. The intention was to present a picture of Fundamental Education

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Editorial Committee ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Chapter I- Introduction 1
  • Chapter II- Noteworthy Examples 14
  • Chapter III- General Considerations 144
  • Chapter IV- Policies and Methods 215
  • Chapter V- Suggested Lines of Action 288
  • Appendix A- Contributors and Participants 306
  • Appendix B- Sources 314
  • Index 319
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